New Worcester/Framingham line boasts 100 percent on-time rate

The MBTA will open two new stops on the Fairmont commuter rail line on July 1. (filephoto/flickr.com)
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T officials said on-time performance was 100 percent on the Worcester/Framingham line Tuesday, the first full day the MBTA had control of the commuter line.

MassDOT announced today that the T and its commuter rail contractor have completed the final steps in their acquisition of the CSX rail lines on which Worcester/Framingham commuter trains travel, opening up the line to increased service opportunities for passengers. 

“By taking over the dispatching duties this week, the state can now give absolute priority to passenger service along the line,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey.

Dispatching is among the final elements of the agreement between CSX and the Commonwealth, which took ownership of the railroad right-of-way last year. “Controlling operations and maintenance along the line is a critically important part of our concerted effort to not only improve reliability, but also increase service between the state’s two largest cities,” said MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott.

T officials said on-time performance was 100 percent on the Worcester/Framingham line yesterday.

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